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Diana Shaul Fine Art

Original Paintings and Drawings

The Progress of a Lioness

Original painting: a lioness crouches before a giant clock, noticing the hands have become detached from the face.

Story: I travelled some distance to come here, just following the light. It is my way to protect: I defend my cubs, the land where we live, and everything that matters. But I feel as if I am fighting simply to stay in the place where I started. My heart has told me that time is my enemy. It slips away from me while I am hunting or caring for my cubs, and inevitably I find myself so tired that I allow what remains of it to escape while I sleep. So I took the decision to hunt time like any other prey. But now that I have found it, I see that it is already broken. The clock does not tick. The hands have become detached from the face. And I wonder if perhaps I defeated time even when I could not see it. I defeated it every time I used it to keep safe those things that meant something to me. Holding on to a good life is in itself progress. It is not time that advances, but me.

Media: Acrylic and mixed media

Surface: Box canvas

Size: 21cm x 15cm x 1.5cm [depth]; 8.27" x 5.91" x 0.59" [depth]